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a house in london, his mother decorated and churchill at the dining room at the back of the house. they employed a coke, two made and about their. roy jenkins, a very good biographer set of churchill, quote, he was not good at bilateral conversation but with the table he could also be brilliant. if i could dine with stalin once a week there would be no trouble, churchill said. the british and commonwealth countries had been at war for over a year. when pearl harbor was attacked churchill knew that the u.s. would be at war and wanted to assure that america would not concentrate on fighting japan first instead of hitler in europe. churchill at once decided to travel to washington to meet with roosevelt and move into the white house for three weeks. was this the beginning of the special relationship? perhaps. now the british have a formidable ally. winter chill lived with roosevelt and white house sharing every meal but not breakfast they agreed among other things to establish a combined chief of staff. military staff from each of the services would work together with their counterpa
at the london hotels, which guest lists, amendment wine lists, many letters from churchill complain about overbilling, thank this friends for gifts and arranging generous tips for the hotel waiter, all in the archives, all set out in my book. i have produced many of the menus in my book. in case any of you want to try to duplicate one of to two of them at a special party. the wine list might be harder to replicate since so many decade have passed. i also noted his musical choices should you be in the mood to hire a band for your party, your churchill party. i wrote about all of this because they shed light on the care churchill took to make these meals productive, to sell his policies. they also show how he his staff struggled to meet his requirements in such places as tehran, casa blanca and yalta. i describe his choice of and use of cigars cigars to prolong aftn are discussions much research told me what he ate and what he drink and with whom and how he interreacted with staff and the british people during the war. somehow my hero turned to reality. a human being with definite reaction
on the food he served. in addition, i found hundreds of bills for dinners he gave at the london hotels, the ritz and the savoy. with guest lists, amended wine lists. many letters from churchill complaining about overbilling, thanking fizz friends for gift -- his friends for gifts of food and wines all in the archives, all set out in my book. i have produced many of the menus in my book in case any of you want to try to duplicate one or two of them at a special party at home. the wine lists might be harder for you to replicate since so many decades have passed since churchill placed his orders. i have also noted his musical choices should you be in the mood to hire a band for your party, your churchill party. i wrote about all of this because they shed light on the care churchill took to make these meals productive, to sell his policies. they also show how his staff struggle today meet his requirements in -- struggled to meet his requirements in such remote places as tehran and yalta. i describe his choice of and use of cigars to prolong after-dinner discussions. my research told me wha
's 600 people. it's amazing. still talk to him in london over the weekend. but i went to london. much discussion about this. my mother was not at all happy. i got on a train went to london and worked for a naval officer, the royal navy office and i joined up. my 18th birthday. and i waited two or three weeks. and then i was asked to get to scott with. and, of course, always say. so turned into a naval establishment and hms duke. and i worked in an office there. so i arrived there. i was assigned to a man called richard helms. and he became a great fan of roosevelt who came over trying to win support for the war. of course and sure. i certainly could not type. but then about two months later the rather large lady walked into the office and said there were looking for volunteers to man the boats out in the harbor and the south of england. so go off the harbor boat. and she -- a look to her and thought, she must've been the one responsible. we had huge polymerous we take issue with and huge profits, you know, anyway, i put my name down as a volunteer. of course then i got to promise. the
hundreds of bills at the london hotels, with guest lists, amended wineglass come in many batters churchill complaining about overbuilding, think imprint circuits of food and wine, ranging tips for hotel waiters. all in the archives, all set out in my book. i produced many menus in my book in case any of you want to try to duplicate one or two at a special party at home. the wine list might be harder for you to replicate than 70 decades is churchill place disorders. i've also noted his musical choices should should be amended to higher for your churchill party. i wrote about all of this because they shed light on the care churchill took to make this project is coming to sell policies. they also serve requirements in such remote places as tehran, casablanca and go code. i describe his choice of venue cigars to prolong after dinner discussions. my research told me what he ate and what each rank and with him and how it interacted with staff and with the british people during the war. somehow make your return to reality. a human being the definite reaction, very negative reactions to white hous
that he talked about on july 26 in london last year, which is the outright monetary transactions where the ecb would buy bonds from the country's in trouble along with the european stability mechanism under certain conditions. in other words, certain conditionality. no, the ecb is not going to put up that conditionality. they have enough as the central bank and no as a supervisor for the banks. and so it will probably be the international monetary fund, but they have not really agreed what kind of conditionality they're going to put up into is going to do it. the lead candidate for this should be spain, but the prime minister of spain told me several months ago, he would only go in to this program f there was no additional conditionality other than what he was taken because he thought he was taking enough in spain. second of all, if the ecb could prove to him that by taking his son that the spreads for the cost of issuing bonds would go down significantly. as you see, nothing has been done there, but what psychologically is of the markets and other this program is there. there really h
that you could write up in a nonfiction way the way dickens was writing tales of the poor in london so the paper was interesting to read. all these elements combined into what people call western because st. louis was considered western, western journalism so like a broadway play, they had broadway plays before bringing them to new york, pulitzer did the same thing. he brought his newspaper to new york city, brought the bankrupt new york world and making millions of dollars and revolutionize journalism in new york, new york being the immediate center of the country and the world at that time he revolutionize journalism. one set of anecdotes that is an analogy for the importance of pulitzer, pulitzer created a newspaper in the new york world in new york and looked to the lower east side where the masses of immigrants were coming in the 1880s and 89s and amassed millions of people coming from overseas. new york was the point of endicott ellis island was about to open up and the upper class on the upper reaches of these folks as a dangerous group. they saw them as poor, dirty, all these t
. in addition, i found hundreds of bills he game at the london hotels. with guest lists, amended wine lists. many letters from winston churchill complaining about overbilling, thanking friends for gifts. arranging generous gifts for the hoaghts waiters all in the archives and set out in my book. i have produced many of the -- in my book in case any of you want to use them at the special party. the wine list might be harder to replicate since so many decades placed sin winston churchill placed the order. i have noted the musical choices should you be willing to hire a band. wroi about it because they shed light on the care winston churchill took to make the meals productive. they show how his staff strug told meet the requirement in remote places athey i describe his choice of and use of cigars to prolong after dinners discussion. my research told me what i ate and drank and with whom and how he interacted with staff. somehow my hero turned to reality. the human being with definite reactions. very negative reactions to white house cooking. to mixed cook tails served by hosts and across the w
traveled to london for pat was much of the press with her natty wardrobe and unspoiled manner. the following year they went to the soviet union and poland. in moscow, dick confronted khrushchev's in the famous kitchen debate where they argued communism and capitalism and an exhibition of american consumer goods. but once again had a wrote agenda of visiting orphanages and hospitals. he might've gotten her headline, the pats interaction was so the women and children also made a lasting impression. they're all kind of pictures of her handing out candy and bubble guns that it made it to life. more importantly, her pointed question to nikita khrushchev about his biceps and from festivities lied to mrs. khrushchev's is also as another officials suddenly. at the events in the rest of the visit. he told one reporter should not hope helped that the woman along on a diplomatic mission. they can make friends in different ways than men. she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of cheers that greeted the nixon's as they travel through the streets of poland. padua sundays they rattled had to
crash. in england it's five out of 100,000. no one has have to crashes we do but in london it's five out of 100,000 in new york city it is three out of 100,000. new york city has saved more lives in traffic that were lost on september 11. they have -- if the entire country would've shared new chief accident rate we would've saved 24,000 lives a you. is a big difference between urban living and suburban or rural living in terms of that aspect of our lives. and begin the short term, we can build places to be safer but in the short term we can just decide to live and work urban areas to a wonderful study, dick jackson asked the question and what sort of environment them what's what city are you most likely to die in a pool of blood? that's how he put it to his audience, and they compared murdered by strangers, crime, to car crashes and added the two together. portland, vancouver and seattle but in all three places 15% safer in the inner city than you were in the wealthy suburbs because of the combination of those two. and then finally, who talks about asthma? 14 americans die every day from
not confront them with us on the big london said he is not a religious scholar but when he challenged the royal family in the '90s, his view was it is okay to call them out on not being properly religious , but it is not the comment you so they do put a straight jacket over people. the imam and mentioned, i spent a lot of time with. he was very critical but when i asked him is it okay to confront your rulers, even he said no. because the feeder is of chaos cat -- causing a lack of community the community of believers to keep harmony there is important. if not real hard to eat it is pretend which is why people can do all kinds of things in their home from drinking alcohol to having dinner with with and they are not married to it is in private it does not disrupt the harmony. after the norm that is what is bad. >> wills fargo or bank of america, how do they get the fdic? it is a regular bank they all go to or do they have american banks? >> did dutch bank, british bank, british, french, saudi banks and obviously for them, there is the need to purport to to be sure rya correct to not earn interest
and poor out people or mayor johnson who stopped on a mugging on the street of london. even if barack obama or bush wanted to, obviously the secret service would not let them get out of limo and interfere with a mugging. it's a different kind of job as a symbolic power. ed in the end you're not surprised when a mayor you see a mayor out on the side of an accident or pulling somebody out of burning buildings. ultimately the mayor sees themselves, first of all, as a ?aib. someone solving problems it's reflected in the statistic. we know that the trust in public north in american throughout the western world and much of the world has plummeted. congress is 12 fortunate in some polls. the presidency not this president but the presidency in 309 and 0. considered wildly popular because he has 52% support right now. the supreme salter ire court numbers have goanl.name poop some would say that's a hello effect. you know the guy you know. whatever you want to call it. neighbors retalk about trust in democracy that has been largely lost elsewhere which means also our relationship to our own town and
two printing presses, one in oxford, one in london. and franklin was very interested in these acts, these definitions of who we were as a people. so when franklin creates a free library in philadelphia, this is seen as an act of resistance, an act against the british. it's a thumbing of the nose against the british. when noah webster goes and literally crusades for literacy, this is his way of not only to sell dictionaries and books that he, spelling books and such, but it was also part of these acts against the british. and coup wright is another. -- copyright is another. webster is one of the early people with this. and the early presidents are all very much aware of this. jefferson probably is the lead on this. jefferson creates words with great, great abandon. he just loves to create words. he loves to sort of tuck a jibe at the british by creating words. 1840, much later, but he writes -- i'm sorry, 1820, he writes a letter to john adams, and he says, you know, our duty, our duty as americans is to knee control eyes. so jefferson creating all these words, and some of them are
i went to sybil's in london, and i said what if you don't like it, what if my janet isn't your janet? and she sat back in her wonderful way, um, with a glass of scotch in her hand, and she said your janet is your janet, my janet is my janet. janet's janet is janet. and she was absolutely right. and it relieved me nor mousily because i realized i could only do the best that i could do. i could do the best with whatever materials i had and ability, and that's it. and end. [laughter] >> i sort of disagree with everybody. [laughter] >> you always have. >> i really especially disagree with what ed said. i'm a huge fan of ed's writing. and, um, i still think, i mean, essentially i thought phyllis set us up very well for our ongoing, extended literary discussion here in suggesting that we have to think of biography and biographical fiction, even autobiography in wake of literary theory x. i think phyllis was suggesting covertly, even overtly, that biography is the least theorized of all of our genres. and i think that when we begin to theorize biography -- which i do think we need to do --
're back. as he hands me this piece of skin, i see also on the corner a red diamond. and the red die london like you see on a playing card. and we all see playing cards all the time, right? we've seen them our whole lives. this is how my brain works. is every detail when abraham lincoln was shot, almost everything is cataloged and known. they can tell you what john wilkes booth had in his pants pocket, what the contents of his wallet were, what the name of his horse were and the color. they'll tell you next to ford's theater there was a bar, and john wilkes booth before he shot abraham lincoln went into this bar and ordered a drink. they'll tell you exactly what kind of drink he orders. the only detail that is not known has to do with how john wilkes booth got the white house valet. john wilkes booth walks into ford theater, he runs into an employee of the white house. and here's the moment in history, all this guy has to do is stop john wilkes booth, and all of history changes. at that moment rather than stopping him, john wilkes booth hands this valet a card, and to this day the only deta
unconsciousness to the power price in our society makes his blind slowly. unconscious. and rule from london and left. in we to tackle all of those rooms and the 60's and let loose this liberation that benefits everyone and cisneros social, scum of recover since of confidence and commitment stroh is the essence of the movement perry did not surrender comforts of blood in the shake in the region to somebody across the line and take a chance. in search of something business model and inspiration to his covenant. george wallace's is a novice in. the council and essentially adopted is cynical and blind attitude toward the possibility of democracy. cynicism is an appetite among them a judge. democracy requires measured judgment and informed citizens or willing to take responsibility. cynicism creance consumers who complain and have very little expectations and a very loose sense of citizenship. in that sense i think we're out of faith with what ought to be a great optimistic since. we have lot of serious problems. in the economy and has been stripped of its industrial base and facing internationa
the next year in london without ever seeing his work on top of the capitol. if not for the ingenuity of philip reed the slave of mixed blood with the freedom statue to end in the plaster model arriving in america and sitting on the ground of capital, a 39 year old slave from charleston's of carolina was owned by the iron worker clark mills, who described him as a highly esteemed workmen who was smart in mind in the good work man in the factory. he came up with mills to washington, d.c. from south carolina where they had worked for his entire life. mills noted in the 1863 document that he bought him because of his evident talent in the business. he proved his intelligence and skills in two different incidents involving the statue to be at once this plaster mold of the statue of freedom, which by the way now sits in the capitol business center made it to the capitol ground, an italian word minn, the symbol that had mirrored the building for everyone from around d.c. to come to see what friedman would look like when she was finished and on top of the dome the author described what happe
? well, very simply first marriage daniel kept an account book of everything they ordered from london, and that included all of their finery, all of their fine ware. and in it he gives sizes. now, they're not like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, not those sorts of number sizes, but it's corruptive sizes -- descriptive sizes. gloves to hit the hands of a very tiny woman. it's a quilted petticoat to fit a very small waist. it's a bodice with sleeves for a woman who's very slim. and after you go through seven years of those orders, you have a very clear picture of the size woman she was. and so that was part of the information that we fed into the age regression. then we took the regression and the publisher by then had gotten so excited that they decided that they would actually pay a modern-day historical artist to reconstruct a portrait that could have been painted at that time, that should have been painted by that time if there was any justice in the world -- [laughter] but we wanted to bring back the beautiful martha. the lovable martha. the martha that everyone who ever encountered her with o
in madrid and in london i think it's foolhardy. so while the fbi should do a better job i think it is foolish to totally pupu that they should be doing something. they should be doing something. i guess they should be doing it smarter. >> i don't mean to make the case here or in the book that islam and terrorism there haven't been terrible attacks. obviously there have been. i think the case is most of the terrorism cases we brought to court hasn't been like the madrid bombing. this is a group of people that were able to carry out but we are not seeing that with your ultimately bringing. instead they are fearful they are ultimately bringing in people of their own that are not capable and the evidence suggests that there are terrorists here who can and are able to commit these attacks but it just hasn't happened. we have the most recent case that ultimately failed and testing operations were unable to tease him out. the fbi wasn't aware when they delivered the bombs so while they are terrorists the question i make is with a dusting operations are ultimately the best way of captur
up in a nonfiction way the way dickens was writing tales of the poor in london. so the paper was rivetingly interesting to read, and all these elements combined into what people called western journalism s. sol like a broadway -- so like a broadway play, they test them out before they bring them to new york, well, pulitzer did the same thing. he brought the bankrupt new york world and within months was making millions of dollars and revolutionized journalism in new york. new york being the media center of the country at that time, he revolutionized journalism. one set of anecdotes, as i said,ing pulitzer created this newspaper in the new york world in new york, and he looked down to the lower east side where the masses of immigrants were coming in the 1880s and 1890s, and when i say massings, millions of peep -- masses, millions of people were coming into new york. and the upper class, the upper reaches of fifth avenue saw these folks as a dangerous group. they saw them as poor, dirty, you know, all these kinds of things that they visioned. pulitzer didn't see them that way.
into unsuccessful plots. indeed since the attack in the northern subway system in london england in 2005 there has not been a commensurate significant and substantive attack in western countries yet there have been dozens of dissembling's of of terrorist acts and i talk about some of those here in the chapter and talk about how that has led to a delusion of the credibility of al qaeda as a global catastropcatastrop hic movement. finally there's this critical motion of al qaeda said the certain for conquest. that is a long-standing and critical motion to the base at the core. this too was dashed and i think it's important here for the work in the piece about south asia to understand this is an argument in the chapter that the relationship between bin laden and mullah omar as well as the haqqani network and several talabani's was personal in terms of the relationship between the leaders. i lay out in detail the fact that they never swore a similar buyout and to this day's zawahiri is elliptically referred to as respecting mullah omar and is never swore in the same kind of -- and a linkage to al qaed
nineteenth century, a man came -- john snow discovered how cholera was caused. in london he mapped the cases of cholera, used to be such a big killer and overlaid it on the map of the city's sewers system and traced them all to a single pump on broad street and not long after that louis pasteur discovered that bacteria was causing the problem. they connected the dots. we have been putting all this pollution into the atmosphere as it is a sewer and the aggregate amount of man-made global warming pollution that is a bear now attracts enough extra heat every day to equal the energy in four hundred thousand hiroshima atomic bombs going off every day. it is the big planet but that is a lot of energy and we can now connect the dots. look at 2012 last year in our country. it was the hottest year ever measured in the united states. we had those giant fires out west. and in the southeast. we had the worst outbreak of west nile virus ever, 48 of the 50 states in one community in texas, the police department put out a public appeal for people to stop dialing 911 when they got a mosquito bite. that is t
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